• Ahern Becomes Babson Baseball's First All-American
    August 25, 2011
    Capping off one of the finest all-around seasons in Babson College baseball history, recently-graduated pitcher/outfielder David Ahern (Bedford, Mass.) has been named to the All-America Third Team at the utility position by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Ahern is the first player in program's storied history to earn All-American honors.
  • Ahern Garners All-New England First Team Honors, To Play In NEIBA All-Star Game
    May 23, 2011
    Following one of the greatest all-around seasons in Babson College baseball history, senior pitcher/outfielder Dave Ahern has been named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England First Team and has been selected to play in the 2011 NEIBA All-Star Game at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts on June 2. Ahern turned in one of the all-time great seasons as a member of the Babson Nine this spring, hitting .438 with 63 hits, 18 doubles, nine home runs, 36 runs scored, and 30 RBIs at the plate while going 5-2 with a 1.19 ERA and 36 strikeouts on the mound. The senior righthander tied or broke nine of Babson's game, season, or career records this year, giving him a total of 11 program marks overall.
  • MIT Ousts Baseball From NEWMAC Tournament, 7-6
    April 30, 2011
    Senior catcher Dan Hyatt hit the game-winning single on the 14th pitch of his at-bat in the top of the eighth and sophomore pitcher Henry Zhu retired all seven batters that he faced to earn the win as the third-seeded MIT Engineers ousted the second-seeded Babson College Beavers with a 7-6 victory in the losers' bracket final of the 2011 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Tournament at Wheaton College on Saturday afternoon. With its second loss of the tournament, Babson sees its outstanding 2011 campaign come to a close with a record of 25-13. Senior captain Dave Ahern capped off his spectacular senior season with another big day for Babson, going 3-for-5 with a double while also making two tremendous diving catches in right field.
  • Babson Celebrates Class of 2011 At 30th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
    April 29, 2011
    The Babson College Athletics Department held its 30th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night, where a total of nine individuals were honored. Field Hockey senior Colleen Kelly was named Female Athlete of the Class, while baseball senior Dave Ahern was named Male Athlete of the Class. Soccer and lacrosse senior Kristy Benoit and baseball senior Andrew Aizenstadt were named Scolar-Athletes of the Class, and men's basketball senior Matt Zoia took home the Michael J. Conlon Award. In addition to the senior awards, Gene Begin and the Undergraduate Marketing Team were the recipients of the prestigious Paul C. Staake Award for outstanding contributions to Babson Athletics, while a pair of first-year athletes were also honored. Field hockey and lacrosse first-year Morgan Lockwood received the Lori Vengrow Award, and men’s soccer freshman Mike Fisher claimed the Colin "Chip" Brown Award.
  • Ahern, Aizenstadt Head List of NEWMAC Baseball Honorees
    April 28, 2011
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its baseball postseason award winners on this week, and five Babson College players were honored. Leading the group was senior captain Dave Ahern (Bedford, Mass.), who became just the sixth player in program history to be named conference Player of the Year. Joining Ahern on the All-Conference First Team was fellow senior captain Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.), while first-year pitcher Michael Bortolotti (Milton, Mass.) was chosen at the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. Bortolotti and junior Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.) were both named to the All-Conference Second Team, and senior Corey Highfield (East Hampstead, N.H.) received Academic All-Conference recognition.
  • USM Spoils Ahern's Record-Setting Day With 16-9 Win Over Baseball
    April 27, 2011
    The University of Southern Maine scored 13 runs in the first four innings and then withstood a late comeback attempt by host Babson College, as the Huskies powered their way to a 16-9 victory over the Beavers in a non-conference baseball game at Govoni Field on Wednesday afternoon. The defeat spoiled what was otherwise a magnificent day for Babson senior captain Dave Ahern (Bedford, Mass.), who celebrated his final collegiate home game with a program record-tying three home runs. The Beavers’ leading hitter finished the day 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBIs, while sophomore Chris Kucher (Westwood, Mass.) went 4-for-4 with two runs scored in the loss – the first four-hit game of his young career.
  • Ahern Lifts Baseball To Thrilling 2-1 10-Inning Win Over Coast Guard In NEWMAC Tourney
    April 22, 2011
    Senior captain Dave Ahern (Bedford, Mass.) capped off one of the greatest individual performances in Babson College baseball history by driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, as the second-seeded Beavers defeated the fourth-seeded United States Coast Guard Academy Bears, 2-1, on day two of the 2011 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament at Babson’s Govoni Field on Friday afternoon. With the victory, Babson (25-11) remains alive in the double-elimination tourney and will play either #1 Wheaton or #3 MIT tomorrow at Wheaton. Meanwhile, Coast Guard (19-15) has been knocked out of the tournament with its second straight defeat. Ahern did it all in the win for the Beavers, pitching all 10 innings and giving up just one unearned run on six hits, walking none and striking out a career-high 14 batters. At the plate, he recorded three of his team’s four hits in the lead-off spot, including a double in the first and a walk-off RBI single in the 10th.
  • Ninth-Inning Rally Helps MIT Stun Baseball, 6-5, In NEWMAC Tournament Opener
    April 20, 2011
    Third-seeded MIT scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning to overcome a four-run deficit and stun second-seeded Babson College, 6-5, in the opening round of the 2011 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Tournament at Babson’s Govoni Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the victory, the Engineers (19-9) advance to the winner’s bracket of the four-team, double-elimination tourney, where they will face top-seeded host Wheaton in a second round matchup on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Babson (24-11) will host fourth-seeded Coast Guard in an elimination game on Friday at 3:30 p.m. after the Bears suffered a 7-3 loss at Wheaton in Wednesday’s other first round contest.
  • Baseball Slugs Five Homers in 15-1 Rout of Johnson & Wales
    April 18, 2011
    Senior captain Dave Ahern (Bedford, Mass.) and junior Billy Miller (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) each hit two home runs and sophomore Conor Kortmann (Manalapan, N.J.) added another as the Babson College baseball team defeated visiting Johnson & Wales University, 15-1, in a non-conference contest at Govoni Field on Patriots’ Day. With the win, the Beavers will head into this week’s NEWMAC Tournament with a record of 24-10 overall, while the Wildcats see their season mark fall to 18-13-1. The first of four prearranged pitchers, junior lefthander Trevor MacNeill (Hanover, Mass.) collected the win for Babson, improving his season record to 4-2. The Beavers’ southpaw faced the minimum over his four innings of work, giving up just one hit while striking out three.
  • Bates Escapes With 7-6 Win Over Baseball
    April 16, 2011
    Bates College built a five-run lead late in the game and then held on for a 7-6 victory over host Babson College in non-conference baseball action at Govoni Field on a frigid Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bobcats improved to 8-12 on the year, while the Beavers, ranked third in New England by the NEIBA, fell to 23-10. Babson took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, as junior Billy Miller (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) singled with one out, took second on a groundout by junior Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.), and scored on a base hit to left by sophomore Chris Kucher (Westwood, Mass.).
  • Baseball Shuts Out UMass Boston, 8-0
    April 15, 2011
    The Babson College baseball team defeated visiting University of Massachusetts Boston on Friday afternoon, 8-0, in a non-conference matchup at Govoni Field. The Beavers were paced by senior pitcher Dave Ahern (Bedford, Mass.) who pitched eight full inning allowing only five hits with no runs and five strikeouts. With the win, Babson improves to 23-9 on the season and UMass Boston dips to 8-13.
  • Baseball Edges Curry In Ninth For 4-3 Victory
    April 14, 2011
    First-year pitcher Derek Richards drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in his first collegiate plate appearance while also earning the win on the mound as the Babson baseball team defeated Curry College, 4-3, in non-conference action on Thursday. First-year Brendan Collins added a key two-run single in the eighth for the Beavers, who improved to 22-9 wiht the win. The victory also marked the 200th for Babson head coach Matt Noone.
  • Baseball Clinches Share Of Regular Season Title With 9-6 Win Over Coast Guard
    April 12, 2011
    Freshman Michael Bortolotti allowed eight hits and no earned runs in seven innings work as Babson clinched at least a tie for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season championship with a 9-6 win over Coast Guard on Tuesday. Babson (21-9, 13-5), playing its final conference game of the season, overcame eight errors as four of the Bears six runs were unearned. Bortolotti improved to a perfect 5-0 with the win, while sophomore Kyle Lyon notched his first save of the season.
  • Blinstrub, Grant, Higa, and Miller Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame
    April 11, 2011
    This past Friday night, Babson College inducted four new members into its prestigious Athletics Hall of Fame. Coaching legend Judy Blinstrub, men's lacrosse star Chris Grant '81, baseball great Kevin Higa '03, and men's basketball standout Matt Miller '93 were all enshrined as part of the 13th inductionclass, bringing the Hall's total membership to 56.
  • Aizenstadt Collects Second NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week Award
    April 11, 2011
    For the second time this season, Babson College senior captain Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.) has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Week. Aizenstadt went 1-0 with a save in two appearances in a 4-2 week for Babson. On Wednesday, he pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out one, to pick up the save in a 3-1 victory over Coast Guard. Then on Saturday, he fired a seven-inning complete game shutout in a 4-0 victory over Clark, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 10.
  • Eastern Connecticut Edges Baseball, 5-4
    April 11, 2011
    Sophomore righty Andrew Merritt (Norwalk, Conn.) allowed only one earned run over seven innings and senior Robert Perry (Manchester, Conn.) and sophomore Drew Accomando (Monroe, Conn.) each drove in two runs in a four-run fourth inning that lifted the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team to a 5-4 win over Babson College Monday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. The win is the seventh straight for Eastern (19-3), ranked No. 1 in New England. The game was the eighth of nine straight home games for the Warriors. Babson (20-9), in the midst of a stretch of eight games in seven days, is ranked No. 3 in New England.
  • Keene State Tops Baseball, 9-2, in Battle of Regional Powers
    April 10, 2011
    In a matchup of two of the region’s top teams, the Keene State College Owls scored nine runs in the final four innings to defeat host Babson College, 9-2, at Govoni Field on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Owls, ranked fourth in the latest New England Intercollegiate Baseball poll, improved to 15-6 on the season, while the Beavers, who are ranked third in the region, dropped to 20-8 with their first loss in four games. The first half of the contest featured a fantastic pitchers’ duel between Keene State junior Jeff Pelkey (Fitzwilliams, N.H.) and Babson sophomore Brian Swanton (Foxboro, Mass.), who matched zeros through the first five innings.
  • Baseball Completes Regular Season Sweep of Clark, 4-0 and 6-1
    April 09, 2011
    Senior captain Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.) and sophomore Kyle Lyon (Flemington, N.J.) each fired gems on the mound to help the Babson College baseball team take both ends of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader against Clark University at Govoni Field on Saturday afternoon, 4-0 and 6-1. In completing the three-game regular season series sweep of the Cougars, the Beavers improved to 20-7 overall and 12-5 in the conference. Coming off just the third loss of his collegiate career, Aizenstadt was brilliant on the mound in game one for Babson. The senior righty fired a three-hit shutout, walking one and striking out a season-high 10 in seven innings of work. The win improved his season record to 4-1 and his career record to 17-3, moving him into sole possession of second place on the program’s all-time win list. He now trails only Sam Kilpatrick ’97, who won 21 games in his outstanding career.
  • Boyce, Ahern Help Baseball Outlast Clark, 2-1, In 10 Innings
    April 08, 2011
    Trevor Bryce (Canton, Mass.) singled home Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.) in the top of tenth inning to push visiting Babson College to a 2-1 win over Clark University in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball action on Friday afternoon. The Beavers improved to 18-7 on the season with a 10-5 record in league games, while the Cougars, in the midst of an eight-games-in-seven-days stretch, slip to 13-12 overall and 3-9 in conference contests. Starting pitchers Benjamin Seel (Oakland, Maine) and Dave Ahern (Bedford, Mass.) locked into a pitcher’s duel that saw both pitch into the tenth inning.
  • Baseball Splits NEWMAC Doubleheader With Coast Guard
    April 06, 2011
    Sophomore Mike Massaro (Sewell, N.J.) went 6-for-7 with two runs scored and five RBIs to help the United States Coast Guard Academy salvage a doubleheader split with host Babson College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball action at Govoni Field on Wednesday afternoon. All five of Massaro’s RBIs came in the Bears’ 11-1 victory in game two, while Babson First-year Michael Bortolotti (Milton, Mass.) and senior Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell ,Mass.) pitched the Beavers to a 3-1 win in game one.
  • Baseball Slams Wheaton, 18-4
    April 03, 2011
    Sophomore Chris Kucher (Westwood, Mass.) went 3-3 on the day with five RBI to lead Babson baseball to a crucial win over New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference foe, Wheaton College, 18-4. With the win, the Beavers move a game ahead of Wheaton in the NEWMAC standings for sole possession of second place with an overall record of 16-6 and 8-4 in NEWMAC play. With the loss, Wheaton is now 13-6 on the season and 7-5 in the NEWMAC.
  • Wheaton Sweeps Doubleheader From Baseball, 8-1 and 5-1
    April 02, 2011
    The Wheaton College baseball team moved a half game away from first place in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) standings following an important sweep over Babson College, which entered the twinbill in first place on Saturday at Sidell Stadium. The Lyons collected 8-1 and 5-1 triumphs to move into a second-place tie with the Beavers. Despite his team slipping to 15-6 overall and 7-4 in the NEWMAC, Dave Ahern extended his hitting streak to 21 games this season and 24 games overall with one hit in game one and two more in the nightcap.
  • Ahern, Babson Top Springfield, 10-1
    March 30, 2011
    Senior captain Dave Ahern (Bedford, Mass.) tied the Babson single season hit streak in a 10-1 defeat of Springfield College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game at Govoni Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, Babson improves to 14-4 overall and 7-2 in the NEWMAC while Springfield dips to 6-10 and 0-6 in NEWMAC play. Finishing the day 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Ahern has now hit safely in all 19 of the Beavers’ game this spring, tying the single-season program mark held by program great and upcoming Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Higa ’03. Higa posted a pair of 19-game streaks in his outstanding career, once in 2002 and again in 2003. Overall, Ahern has hit in 22 consecutive games dating back to last season, which is Babson baseball’s longest streak ever.
  • Baseball Rallies Past Springfield, 6-3
    March 29, 2011
    The Babson College baseball team rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Springfield, 6-3, at Berry Allen Field in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Tuesday afternoon. The Beavers capitizlied on four unearned runs in the eighth inning to improve to 14-4, 6-2 in league play. The Pride fall to 6-9, 0-5 in conference games.
  • Miller Helps Baseball Outslug Worcester State, 17-14
    March 27, 2011
    Junior Billy Miller (Sagamore Beach, MA) went 4-for-6 with a grand-slam, seven RBIs and a trio of runs scored to help lift Babson to a 17-14 triumph this afternoon over Worcester State in non-conference baseball action at Clark’s Granger Field. The Beavers (13-4) were also paced by freshman Chris Warren (Medfield, MA) and junior Joe Nixon (Foxboro, MA) who both tallied three hits apiece for the Beavers while combining for four runs and five RBIs.
  • MIT Sweeps Baseball, 5-3 and 4-0, To Regain First In NEWMAC
    March 26, 2011
    Dan Hyatt and Grant Iwamoto homered and Kiel Jindra pitched eight stellar innings to help MIT sweep a doubleheader against Babson College on Saturday at Briggs Field. MIT won the first game 5-3 then shut out the Beavers 4-0. With the victories, the Engineers leap-frog Babson and regain control of first place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Senior Dave Ahern and sophomore Kyle Lyon started and took the losses for the Beavers, who suffered their first two conference losses of the season while seeing their seven-game win streak come to a halt.
  • Aizenstadt Pitches Baseball Into First Place With 3-1 Win Over MIT
    March 25, 2011
    Senior captain Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.) won his third straight decision to start the season as he pitched Babson College to a 3-1 victory over visiting MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball game at Govoni Field on Friday afternoon. With their seventh consecutive win, the Beavers (12-2, 5-0 NEWMAC) moved into sole possession of first place in the conference, while the Engineers (9-3, 3-1 NEWMAC) fell to second with their first league loss of the spring. Aizenstadt (3-0) was magnificent once again for Babson, going eight-plus innings and allowing just one run on five hits, walking two and striking out six. With his third win of the season, the veteran righthander moved into a three-way tie for second place on the program's all-time list with 16 victories in his career.
  • Baseball Rolls Over Suffolk, 11-1
    March 23, 2011
    The Babson College pitching staff turned in yet another outstanding performance in leading the Beavers to an 11-1 victory over visiting Suffolk University in a non-conference baseball matchup at Govoni Field on Wednesday afternoon. With their sixth straight win, the Beavers improved to 11-2 on the year, while the Rams fell to 5-4. Junior Trevor MacNeill (Hanover, Mass.) started and earned the win for Babson, improving his record to 2-0 this spring. The veteran southpaw went seven innings, allowing just one run on six hits, walked two and struck out three. Junior Stephen Albano (Amherst, N.H.) and first-year Derek Richards (Framingham, Mass.) each added a scoreless inning of relief for the Beavers pitching staff, which has now allowed just three earned runs in the team's last 52 innings.
  • Bortolotti, Kortmann Lift Baseball Past Springfield, 7-0
    March 22, 2011
    First-year Michael Bortolotti tossed eight scoreless innings and sophomore Conor Kortmann went 3-5 with a home run and a career-high three RBIs to lead the Babson College baseball team to a 7-0 shutout win over visiting Springfield College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at Govoni Field on Tuesday afternoon. With the victory, the Beavers improved to 10-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Pride dipped to 5-4 overall and 0-1 in NEWMAC play. The reigning NEWMAC and ECAC New England Player of the Week, senior Dave Ahern continued his red-hot streak at the plate with four more hits on Tuesday, raising his average to .511 on the season.
  • Ahern Named NEWMAC, ECAC New England Player of the Week
    March 21, 2011
    After turning in a monster six-game stretch at the plate, Babson College senior captain Dave Ahern (Bedford, Mass.) has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Player of the Week and the ECAC New England Player of the Week. Ahern batted .565 with 13 hits, 10 runs, five doubles, two homers, nine RBIs, a .643 on-base percentage, and a 1.043 slugging percentage in a 5-1 week for the red-hot Beavers. The senior pitcher/DH hit safely in all six contests, including four multi-hit performances.
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